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15 Hours of Partying

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    Celebrate the start of summer at the Kimmel Center's Summer Solstice.

    Celebrate the start of summer with a 15-hour party at the Kimmel Center.

    Citibank is holding its annual Summer Solstice Celebration beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19 and ending at dawn the next day.

    Bring the whole family during the day for facepainting, a visit from some zoo animals, dance and classical music performances and more kid-friendly activities.

    By 6 p.m. you’ll probably be getting hungry. Reserve spots for Kimmel’s Clash of the Kitchens. Local chefs Will Brown and J.C. Nunez will battle for the title of top chef of the night. Diners vote on which meal is better. The experience costs $45 in advance, but that price includes the $10 entrance fee to the party.

    As the kids get tired and head home, the music heats up with almost every type you can think of. After the live performances of local artists end, DJs will be spinning late into the night, so the music never stops.

    If you need a break from the music, go up to the rooftop garden for Forte’s Late Night Lounge from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be silent films, board games, drink specials and more laid-back fun.

    Another highlight of the evening includes an improv comedy comedy show, Meet Market, that incorporates the audience’s dating lives.

    At 10:30, you won’t want to miss Bob and Barbara’s Drag Show. AOL Cityguide Philadelphia calls it “brassy, a little gritty and real in a way that would make any Philadelphian, gay or straight, proud.”

    To welcome the beginning of summer at dawn, BYOD (bring your own drum) and join the annual drum circle.

    Tickets for the non-stop party are $10 or $5 for children 12 and under.

    Click here for details on every event of the Solstice.

    To reserve tickets for Clash of the Kitchens, call 215-670-2388.